Welcome to the Atlanta Archdiocesan Office for Black Catholic Ministry
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In 1982, during the Episcopacy of Archbishop Thomas A. Donnellan and under the leadership of Fr. Bruce Wilkinson, the Archdiocesan Office for Black Catholic Ministry (OBCM) was established. Currently, it is formally structured as a department of the Atlanta Archdiocese and its mission is to pursue the goals of evangelization. The generous and very encouraging support of the Archdiocesan Curia, over the years, has been quintessential in the pursuit of this mission. We are indeed grateful for this support and for that of all our colleagues.
The OBCM is fortunate to have over fifty volunteers who provide their invaluable time and expertise in the planning and execution of the OBCM major events, programs, and in the publishing of its newsletter. The support of the presbyterate is considerable, especially from those who minister in the Black Catholic majority parishes. The spiritual and program directional guidance of Archdiocesan Black Clergy Association continues to be an invaluable benefit and service to the OBCM.
Herein, we have attempted to provide electronically a view of the structure and workings of the Atlanta Archdiocesan Office for Black Catholic Ministry. We do so with Christian humility, fully aware of the imperfect nature of the human estate. It is in this light and with a fervent desire in our hearts to enhance the OBCM Catholic Christian Witness that we welcome your suggestions.
Charles O. Prejean, Sr.